I read some wicked, vicious and malicious allegations by the Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, that the MD of the NDDC, Obong Nsima Ekere, is using his position at the agency to amass wealth to prosecute his perceived gubernatorial ambition in Akwa Ibom State and that the APC was using the Commission to bankroll the last rerun election in Rivers State.
We understand the whole antics and gimmicks. It’s part of the grand plans by the Akwa Ibom PDP to distract and possibly pull-down the amiable former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State whose profile and popularity has skyrocketed since he assumed office as the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.
Just last week, the Akwa Ibom Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, said his government would resist plans by the NDDC to open roads in the state and when that one didn’t fly, they came up with this fallacious allegation. By now, everybody should be used to Wike and his lies.
If, by Gov. Wike’s statement, Nsima Ekere is using the NDDC to prepare for his perceived gubernatorial ambition, what’s Gov. Udom Emmanuel using his office to do ? What’s he using his office to do in Rivers State? A governor who has no meaningful project or scorecard to present to the people of the state after two years of his four year tenure is busy sponsoring all manners of phoney and arrangee endorsement of his inordinate second term ambition.
We are reliably informed that Forum of Mentally Deranged Persons in the state would gather at Ibom Plaza to endorse the Governor for second term and on Monday next week Association of Commercial Sex Workers in the state would march to the Government House for the same purpose. All these are funded by the Governor from the state government’s treasury to distract the good people of the state from his poor performance.
It’s on record that the NDDC was deployed to fund the PDP operations in the last election in the Niger Delta region and that’s the cause of the many abandoned projects scattered everywhere in the region. Gov. Wike is a big beneficiary of that criminal arrangements. So, we can now understand his morbid fear. In 2019 when APC will sweep the polls in the Niger Delta region the PDP operatives would wail that the NDDC was used to fund the APC tsunami against them . We understand their gimmicks.
The Nyesom Wilkes of this world must understand that this is a new era. Unlike what obtained during the PDP years of locust, the NDDC isn’t being used as a conduit pipe for any political project. Nsima Ekere is working assiduously to restore the core mandate of the Commission that had been bastardized during the period of the PDP misrule.
They must understand that business at the agency is no longer as usual. The Commission’s Management team under Nsima Ekere has insisted that jobs awarded by the agency must executed to specification within the contractual period. Also, the Nsima Ekere-led Management team of the Commission has recovered over#60b from contractors who abandoned the agency’s jobs after receiving payments for such jobs. Honestly, we must commend Nsima Ekere and his team for a job well done so far. Surely, he will leave the place better than he met it and with untainted hands.
Gov. Wike must be told in the clearest and strongest possible terms to restrict his madness and wickedness to Rivers State and be ready to face the APC tsunami in 2019.